Vinery sires at top end of Classic Summer Sale

Vinery Stud showcased its up-and-coming stallions Big Brown and Myboycharlie with six-figure yearlings at the Inglis Classic Summer Sale.

The Big Brown – Meriwether colt (Lot 295) was third on the leader-board at $155,000 while Myboycharlie’s Vital Mist colt (Lot 468) made $105,000 and his Centaine Haze colt (Lot 84) changed hands for $100,000.

“It was a really strong sale,” Vinery’s Adam White declared.  “To bring those colts down and sell for $100,000 plus was a great result.  It is good to see this level of market really on the move and it’s great for the future of the industry.”

Vinery’s other six-figure sale was the Dubleo – Precious Future colt (Lot 353) purchased by Tony McEvoy.  He is out of a winning Redoute’s Choice mare who has produced three winners from three foals to race including stakes-placed Reign Of Terror (More Than Ready).

The Big Brown colt was bought by Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds.  “I liked him from the moment I saw him,” Martin explained.  “He looks an athlete and a precocious type.”

His dam Meriwether has already foaled this season’s RL Inglis Banner (1000m) winner Silversands (Dubleo).  “There wasn’t anything not to like about him,” Martin added.  “I knew a number of others had spotted him so I realised he wouldn’t be inexpensive.  But I was determined to buy him.”

The top-priced Myboycharlie – Vital Mist colt will be trained by Robbie Griffiths at Cranbourne.  His dam is a winning Encosta de Lago mare closely related to last-start Group 1 NZ Railway Stakes winner Bounding.

Myboycharlie filly Peggy Jean won the $250,000 Inglis 2YO Classic (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday and that helped her sire finish in the Top 5 on averages with 8 sold at $51,625.